Ten MRSc students graduated this Fall!


(From left to right: Shelly Messenger, Ibironke Falade, Deetria Egeli)

Massage therapist Deetria Egeli’s final project explored:Interdisciplinary Perspectives on the Value of Massage in a Pediatric Hospice. For Deetria, the best part of completing her Master’s was seeing how each course she took throughout the program was “inspiring, meaningful, interesting and relevant.”


For his final project, Occupational Therapist Ross McEachern examined Residents’ wheelchair needs changes after implementation of a provincial program. Throughout his studies, he enjoyed “learning in such an interactive environment, and completing projects with direct relevance to my workplace.”

Dietician Shelly Messenger completed a major project on Renal dietitians’ perceptions of the value of Subjective Global Assessment. Shelly says the best part of pursuing the MRSc was “contributing to the growing body of practice based literature and being a role model for my kids to show that anything is possible with work hard, determination and goals.”

Trevor Vander Doelen’s journey in the MRSc program led him to produce a major project on Multimodal Management of Patellar Tendinopathy in Basketball Players: A Chart Review.  He explains that the MRSc “allowed me to continue learning in a part time capacity to improve my standing within my profession. I was able to pursue research that interested me and was applicable to my field of work.”


Six course-based graduates completed their MRSc this fall: Physical Therapists Ibironke Falade, Laura Harder, Carmen Reed, Suzanne Thompson & Carolyn Watt; and Kinesiologist Cara Temmel. South Africa-based student, Carmen Reed, enjoyed “meeting like-minded people from other countries who engaged in healthy discussion relating to our course topics. I also really enjoyed the online format, which allowed for studies in my own time at my convenience."

Congratulations to our grads!